Theriot, Easley earn Class 3A All-State softball honors
Rachel Easley (The Daily Review/File Photos)
Each of east St. Mary Parish’s Class 3A softball teams had a representative on the Louisiana Sports Writers’ Association all-state teams.
Berwick’s Shannon Theriot was a first-team selection as a utility player, while Patterson’s Rachel Easley was an honorable mention choice.
Theriot made the team after batting .604.
Theriot, who was the District 9-3A Most Valuable player, was a leadoff hitter for the Lady Panthers this season while also playing in the outfield.
Berwick coach Lloyd Burchfield said he thought Theriot, a verbal commitment to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is “the best outfielder in the state.”
“She’s just a weapon in centerfield. ... One thing she does that not too many people are willing to do is she’s willing to dive for it,” Burchfield said.
Theriot also takes good angles and there isn’t very many balls in the outfield she doesn’t track down, Burchfield said.
“Glad to have her around for another year,” Burchfield said.
In addition to her high batting average, Burchfield noted she had a high on-base percentage as well, estimating it was probably near .700.
“If she puts it on the ground, the defense has to be perfect to get her out,” he said.
While she was a slapper on offense, Theriot recorded her gaudy batting average in Berwick’s traditionally brutal schedule.
“She earned every bit of that stat,” Burchfield said.
Easley finished her senior season with a .517 batting average. She had 10 doubles, one triple, one home run, 26 RBIs, 38 runs scored and a .769 slugging percentage.
“She was that person at the plate that we trusted if she came up with people on base, she was going to get them in, and I think that shows with the number of RBIs she had,” said her high school coach, Coby Minton, said this morning.
Minton noted that Easley, a four-year starter, kept a team that lost nine seniors from a year ago together.
“She’s a big reason why we had the year that we had after we lost all those girls,” he said.
Katie Brignac of John Curtis was named Outstanding Player in Class 3A, while Jessica Provost of St. Louis was named Coach of the Year.
Other honorees from District 9-3A were four E.D. White players, Sydney Falcon, Lindsie Sanders, Kali Clement and Tristan Gros, who all were honorable mention selections.
Class 3A All-State team
Pos., Player, School, Cl, Avg.
P, Shannon Dalton, St. Louis, Jr., .505
P, MiKayla Brown, Buckeye, Sr., 19-2
P, Darian Thacker, Jena, Sr., 16-5
P, Katie Brignac, Curtis, Sr., 23-2
C, Morgan Rosteet, St. Louis, Jr., .500
IF, Brooke Lee, Curtis, Sr., .524
IF, Braegan Burlew, Jena, So., .448
IF, Taylor Satchell, Notre Dame, Jr., .469
IF, McKenzie Armand, Iota, Jr., .593
OF, Allie Parker, South Beauregard, Jr., .498
OF, Kelsey Bradford, Jena, So., .462
OF, Carlie Comeaux, Brusly, Sr., .510
UTL, Emily Triche, St. Charles, Sr., .587
UTL, Payton Adams, Curtis, So., .346
UTL, Carolina Sanchez, Evangel, Sr., 17-9
UTL, Alison Deville, Port Barre, Sr., 15-4
UTL, Shannon Theriot, Berwick, Jr., .604
Katie Brignac, Curtis
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jessica Provost, St. Louis
Demi Boudreaux, North Vermilion; Elise Vincent, North Vermilion; Abigail Leonards, Iota; Abby Trahan, Kaplan; Molly Stelly, Notre Dame; Sydney Falcon, E.D. White; Shae Schreckengost, Buckeye; Kayla Calhoun, Evangel; Amberlee Nix, North Webster; Caroline Touchet, Kaplan; Lindsie Sanders, E.D. White; Paris Hernandez, Buckeye; Shelby Salley, Evangel; Kali Clement, E.D. White; Karli McCaleb Avoyelles; Nicky Dawson, Parkview Baptist; Rachel Easley, Patterson; Bailey Wilson, Union Parish; Lexi Baker, North Webster; Kristie Thibodeaux, Kaplan; Elise Lebeouf, Notre Dame; Tristan Gros, E.D. White; Jo Jo Peloquin, Albany; Faith Parish, Buckeye; Akiya Thymes, Brusly; Carli Jo Leblanc, Brusly; Jaslyn Winkler, North Webster; Lindsey Schexnailder, Kaplan; Grace Doucet, Notre Dame; Maddie LaPrairie, Brusly.
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